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as good a job of letting the american people know about the medicare fiscal cliff as he has done in persuading the american people that it's a good idea to tax the rich. senator corker has done some good work over the last several months in a variety of areas on the fiscal matters. but a proposal of his has subtracted my support in which he will subscribe today is a proposal to help make the medicare program solvent by reducing the growth of out of control spending by nearly a trillion dollars in exchange for the request for the president for a 1 trillion over increase in the debt limit. taking these provisions together over the next few weeks would provide certainty for the economy and would be the linchpin for the budget agreement that would get the economy going again. republicans have said and the two of us have said we are ready to do a whole variety of things to get a budget agreement, but we have to have someone address the medicare fiscal cliff for the seniors and soon thereafter young americans are going to be pushed over the cliff and they are going to look back at us a
of leader mcconnell and speaker boehner nothing can happen on the fiscal cliff sand so far they are radio silent. mr. president, we're going to work the next couple days to get the most important legislation done on fisa. there should be a good debate. we have people that are interested in changing what we have on the floor, made a series of amendments on trying to change fisa. the espionage legislation that guides this country. should be a good debate. we have to finish the -- i'm sorry the supplemental appropriation bill, so important for the people in the northeast. we have a lot to do. there could be as many as 28 votes on this the next few days. we are here in washington working. while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching their kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. they should be heerd urging the speaker, let's bring up the 250, let's not have middle-class americans and small businesses get hurt. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous
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